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Okaru Preparing to Leave, 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Item Number: 894264

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Auction Type: Standard Auction
Auction Category: Edo Era, 1603 - 1868
Item Number: 894264
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Okaru Preparing to Leave, 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Okaru Preparing to Leave, 1851

Comments - Interesting scene from Act 6 of the classic kabuki play "Kanadehon Chushingura." Kampei's wife Okaru has sold herself to a brothel so that her father will have funds to join the vendetta. Here, the proprietor Kohachi has arrived to take her away, grabbing at her arm as she backs away from him, wanting to say goodbye first to her family. Outside the doorway, one of the bearers sits in the palanquin, waiting for her to come out. The actors are Bando Shuka I as Okaru and Nakamura Kantaro I as Kohachi. A handsome design with a nicely detailed setting.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4"
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Stitching holes along left edge from previous folio binding, a small holes, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

Okaru Preparing to Leave, 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Okaru Preparing to Leave, 1851 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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